Katherine Engqvist

Premier John Horgan (centre), flanked by Coun. Denise Blackwell and Coun. Winnie Sifert, stopped by Langford council chambers Monday to present them, along with Langford Mayor Stew Young, special service awards. City staffers Trina Cruikshank, Matthew Baldwin and Sharon Martin were also honoured for dedicateing more than 20 years to the city. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Premier praises Langford council for dedication, commitment

John Horgan presents awards for 25 years of service

Premier John Horgan (centre), flanked by Coun. Denise Blackwell and Coun. Winnie Sifert, stopped by Langford council chambers Monday to present them, along with Langford Mayor Stew Young, special service awards. City staffers Trina Cruikshank, Matthew Baldwin and Sharon Martin were also honoured for dedicateing more than 20 years to the city. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
There are lots of great security options to protect your home and business that range in prices to fit most budgets. (Pixabay)

Don’t become a statistic this Christmas

Holiday-related crimes are often those of opportunity

There are lots of great security options to protect your home and business that range in prices to fit most budgets. (Pixabay)
Leah Spiers on the piano, Rion Fukado on the violin, Eryn Basham on the cello and Alexander Williams on the bass perform a piece during the audition process for Belmont Secondary’s winter concert. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

The evolution of Belmont’s music department

Winter Concert takes place this Thursday

Leah Spiers on the piano, Rion Fukado on the violin, Eryn Basham on the cello and Alexander Williams on the bass perform a piece during the audition process for Belmont Secondary’s winter concert. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Goldstream News Gazette editor Katherine Engqvist’s cat Murray. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

West Shore Family: Spend some time doing what you love

Christmas truly is my favourite time of year. As soon as the…

Goldstream News Gazette editor Katherine Engqvist’s cat Murray. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Donations are coming in but the Goldstream Food Bank Christmas Hamper Program is in need of toys for children between the ages of seven and 11 said vice-president Paul Patrick. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Toys, donations still needed for hampers

West Shoer Christmas hamper program operating under new name

Donations are coming in but the Goldstream Food Bank Christmas Hamper Program is in need of toys for children between the ages of seven and 11 said vice-president Paul Patrick. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
General manager Rick Gill shows off some of Mainroad South Island Contracting’s equipment. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Mainroad gears up for winter

Snow removal crews at the ready for another white winter

General manager Rick Gill shows off some of Mainroad South Island Contracting’s equipment. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Holiday Home Tour helps region’s homeless

Holiday Home Tour helps region’s homeless

Last year’s event with Bear Mountain homes raised more than $27,000

Holiday Home Tour helps region’s homeless
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 kicked off its annual poppy campaign Friday. Premier John Horgan and Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton were the first to receive poppies. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Royal Canadian Legion kicks off its West Shore poppy campaign

Premier John Horgan receives the first poppy

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 kicked off its annual poppy campaign Friday. Premier John Horgan and Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton were the first to receive poppies. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
A green wing macaw named Rufus has been missing for a month but searchers aren’t giving up hope. (Steven Arsenault/Facebook)

Sooke macaw still missing, could be on the West Shore

A $5,000 reward now being offered for safe return

A green wing macaw named Rufus has been missing for a month but searchers aren’t giving up hope. (Steven Arsenault/Facebook)
Brian Enjenski (left) and John Duncan, owner of Dad’s Soups and Sangys, show off the new wall dedicated to veterans, which displays military and firefighter crests from community members. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Langford restaurant starts fund to help veterans

Dad’s Soups and Sangys hosting fundraiser this Saturday

Brian Enjenski (left) and John Duncan, owner of Dad’s Soups and Sangys, show off the new wall dedicated to veterans, which displays military and firefighter crests from community members. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
The Coast Collective Art Centre is hosting its annual fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 20. The centre not only features a gallery but also classroom and studio space as well as a gift shop that will be transformed just in time for Christmas. (Gazette file photo)

Local non-profit raising funds to expand reach

Coast Collective Art Centre’s Raise the Roof fundraiser goes next Friday

The Coast Collective Art Centre is hosting its annual fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 20. The centre not only features a gallery but also classroom and studio space as well as a gift shop that will be transformed just in time for Christmas. (Gazette file photo)
Members of the Metchosin Baha’i community wrap towels around a bag of personal toiletries in the group’s 10th annual community collection day for bath bundles. (Gazette file photo)

West Shore Baha’is come together to join in world-wide celebrations

200th commemoration of the birth of Baha’u’llah this weekend

Members of the Metchosin Baha’i community wrap towels around a bag of personal toiletries in the group’s 10th annual community collection day for bath bundles. (Gazette file photo)
B.C. Hydro repaired a down power line in the 600-block of Taylor Way after the line fell on a dump truck and trapped the driver inside. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)

Man uninjured after power line traps him in dump truck

Incident happened in the 600-block of Taylor Way in the District of Highlands

B.C. Hydro repaired a down power line in the 600-block of Taylor Way after the line fell on a dump truck and trapped the driver inside. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
Oak Bay firefighter Riley Ireland preparing to drop and cover for the Great ShakeOut. (Morgan Cross/Black Press)

The Great Shakeout is coming to the West Shore

Get ready for Thursday’s drill and a major earthquake

Oak Bay firefighter Riley Ireland preparing to drop and cover for the Great ShakeOut. (Morgan Cross/Black Press)
Protest hits Horgan’s office in Langford

Protest hits Horgan’s office in Langford

Residents from across the Island are standing up against fish farms

Protest hits Horgan’s office in Langford
Goldstream Tattoo is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday to raise awareness for mental health and funds for the B.C. Schizophrenia Society. (Image contributed)

Get inked Saturday for mental health

Goldstream Tattoo hosts fundraiser this Saturday in Langford

Goldstream Tattoo is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday to raise awareness for mental health and funds for the B.C. Schizophrenia Society. (Image contributed)
A black vulture has been spotted in Metchosin and it’s causing quite a stir. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Mar)

WATCH: Black vulture spotted in Metchosin

The rare bird is believed to be the one that escaped from a centre in Duncan

A black vulture has been spotted in Metchosin and it’s causing quite a stir. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Mar)
WATCH: West Shore business woman goes to new heights for food bank

WATCH: West Shore business woman goes to new heights for food bank

Micky Fleming is collecting food at the SD62 office on Jacklin Road

WATCH: West Shore business woman goes to new heights for food bank
Langford Mayor Stew Young ceremoniously cuts through a board and declares the new Lowe’s location open. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Lowe’s officially opens its doors in Langford

Grand opening celebrations continue into the weekend

Langford Mayor Stew Young ceremoniously cuts through a board and declares the new Lowe’s location open. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Premier John Horgan, Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon, MLA Mitzi Dean, board members of the Pacific Centre Family Services Associations and community members cut the ribbon on the associations new building. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Family service provider expands footprint

Pacific Centre Family Services Association opens new space on Goldstream Avenue

Premier John Horgan, Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon, MLA Mitzi Dean, board members of the Pacific Centre Family Services Associations and community members cut the ribbon on the associations new building. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)